Nkhunga Police in Nkhotakota are looking for an unknown driver who abandoned a Nissan Tiida registration number MC 5047 with 20 bags of stuff suspected to be Indian hemp.
Public Relations Officer (PRO) for Nkhunga Police Station’s, Ignatius Esau confirmed they have so far recovered the 20 bags of suspected cannabis sativa and the motor vehicle.
“We received a tip from members of the general public that there was a motor vehicle plunged into Illovo Forest, a certain idle land within Dwangwa Estate, for about three hours.
“Following the tip from members of the general public, police on December 14 intercepted the said motor vehicle inside Illovo Forest in Dwangwa where it was parked,” he said.
According to documents on the vehicle, the car belongs to a Mr Hasaan Mussa.
Police have since commended communities around Dwangwa for partnering with them in the process to prevent and reduce crime in the area.
In a related development, an unknown woman was on Friday found gruesomely murdered and dumped by unidentified assailants in Bua River at Chidzuma Village, Traditional Authority Mphonde in the same district (Nkhotakota).
Nkhotakota Police Deputy Public Relations Officer (PRO) Paul Malimwe confirmed the development, saying the deceased was aged between 28 and 30 years old.
The deputy publicist explained that the dead body was found in a decomposed state with chopped left breast and several deep cuts in the head, hands and both legs.
Malimwe said postmortem at Nkhotakota District Hospital revealed the death was due to loss of blood following the cuts the deceased sustained.
Meanwhile, Police have instituted an investigation to bring to book suspects involved in the murder.
“We therefore ask the general public to assist where possible with any information which can lead to the arrest of the suspects,” said Malimwe.